It was a beautiful day, and Carroll Park was packed with buyers, browsers, and sellers at the annual Carroll Street Flea. Vendors showed antiques, mid-century furniture, and vintage clothes and artisans showed their wares. Neighbors cleaned out their closets, basements, and attics. A giant frog storage bag for stuffed animals was for sale, and ceramic elephants and tigers were prowling a couple of booths away. Everyone was there to have fun.
What was Brownstone doing in the middle of all this? We were also having a very good time talking to old friends and meeting new ones. As a local business, we were letting our community know that there is a very successful neighborhood real estate company right down the street. Our sales people live here, our brokers grew up in Brooklyn and many have children who attended local schools. It was like old home day at the Brownstone table: “Gigi sold us our house.” was repeated almost as often as, “Where’s Vinny?” Many Thanks to all our neighbors, friends, and satisfied customers who came by to say, “Hello.”
In keeping with our “Brooklyn State of Mind” theme, we took a totally unscientific poll of the Flea attendees: What’s your favorite thing about Brooklyn? Food and restaurants won hands down, followed by parks and beaches. You gotta love Brooklyn: Great restaurants, markets, and recreational opportunities that just keep on getting better. Have you taken a bike ride in Brooklyn Bridge Park lately? Good news: BB Park is going to have the floating swimming pool again this summer. A great place to make a splash!
Everyone was talking about the “Brooklyn Goldrush” as reported by the New York Times. Is it time to sell your brownstone? People are getting good prices, but selling a home isn’t just about the money. It’s a big decision. Our neighborhood knowledge and sales experience can provide you with the insight and perspective you need to make an informed choice. If you’d like to talk it through, we’d be glad to listen.